Testosterone Treatment Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be, Study Finds

  1. 4 months ago

    -image-The Endocrine Society now issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) advising against the use of testosterone treatment in healthy girls. Although the FDA approved testosterone therapy for the treatment of diseases affecting the testes, pituitary and hypothalamus, it hasn't been approved for treating age-related declines in testosterone levels. The U.S. National Institute on Aging is also expected to release the results of research on the safety of testosterone. The study included approximately 800 older men with low testosterone and symptoms associated with this ailment, for example http://tinyurl.com/jrdad8y sexual and physical dysfunction. Since the men's heart health was monitored, the research is expected to shed more light on the safety of testosterone treatment.

    The recent contradictory findings on testosterone treatment prompted Patel and his team to run a large systematic literature search for studies assessing the relationship between testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular events among men. An estimated 13 million men in America suffer from low testosterone, which occurs when the body does not make enough hormones because of a problem with the testicles or pituitary gland. This explains clear aging, a person's sudden weight gain and loss of energy.

    No clear lower limit of testosterone was confirmed; nonetheless 15 ng per dL (0.5 nmol per L) typically is used. One study 38 found that women with 0 to 10 ng per dL (0 to 0.3 nmol per L) had markedly decreased sexual desire in all scenarios and absent or markedly decreased climaxes. Because of studies in this way, supplemented with anecdotal evidence, many girls are started on testosterone therapy. Most girls can expect to spend one third of their lives in the postmenopausal period. Depression, rage, moodiness, insomnia, and lack of well-being are common complaints of postmenopausal women.-image-

 

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